I went to this Model T auction yesterday---8 (overrestored cars) so a good "market value" test for well restored cars. A 1909 T roadster with many "wrong" parts brought $21K. There were 2 1916 Tourings, A 1922 Coupe and and a 1923 Touring--all bringing $11 to $16k---all with excellent paint and correct parts. A 1929 model A roadster brought $35K--best car there. A 1930 Model A pickup brought $21K. Great to see Jack Daron there--looks good and still full of caustic comments and observations! Paul
Paul..what did the engines go for? Both the T engines and the A engines?
The two rebuilt T engines sold for $1900 a piece.
What did the 4 door 1930 Model A bring?
Here are what cars brought. 1931 PU $18,750 ,1909MIL car$19000 ,30 town car4-dr sedan $23000 ,1916 touring $14500 , 1916touring $11750 ,1929Model A roadster $36000 ,23 T coupe $10750 ,20 Touring plus new short block $14250 ,23 Touring $12500.
Looks to me like the Model T market is still pretty good in Ohio.
They had some on line bidders,some cars went to Connecticut,others Alabama. You would have been a happy camper..
BEAUTIFUL CARS The mother-in-law looked like a total repro to me, I hope the (telephone) buyer isn't disappointed. People tried to tell the auctioneer, but he called them "local car experts" (not complimentary) and didn't care what they had to say. I thought the auctioneers nickle and dimed everything. Not much car stuff sold for the first three hours. The auction was advertised as CARS CARS CARS and parts. They sold household for 1 1/2 hours (the add said probably 1/2 hour). They broke up box lots. They broke up stuff that should have stayed together so they could make and extra buck. YES that is their job, but when they promote HISTORIC cars one minute and have no regard for the history of some of the parts the next, I think that stinks. There was a set of black and brass sidelights, tail lights, and brass headlight rings all in the same box that they sold off to three different people. That set should have stayed together. They should have had 2 rings going. When people come from Georgia and Kentucky to buy cars, it sucks that they kept them waiting 3 to 3 1/2 hours before they sold any cars, and then they sold 2 modern cars first.
Just letting off steam. I was there 5 hours with no end in sight for the parts I wanted and had to be back home. So 3 1/2 hours driving for nothing. Others that stuck it out probably got good deals on parts, but I had had enough.
Tom, after reading your post I'm sure glad I didn't go. Was close to "squeezing it in", but instead opted to have a guy come out and get up on the roof and do some much needed maintenance on my cupola, as the weather was perfect. Then got the '15 ready for the next days car show, which incidentally took Best in Class. It's finally exonerating itself from all the expensive trouble it's caused me the last 18 months!